Now that the weather is warming up I’m expanding my scent wardrobe a little more, stepping away from the heavy woodsy perfumes and looking at fresher, lighter scents. I’ve even taken a big step into the great unknown, in the form of regularly wearing a floral-based fragrance. Me, of the unapologetically masculine perfume library, wearing a pretty flower perfume. Shock! Horror!
Well, kind of. For the past month or so I’ve been wearing The Body Shop Amazonian Wild Lily EDT from the Scents of the World collection, a light white floral with a crisp aquatic base. The lily note is soft and powdery, providing a tiny hint of sweetness without being overly sugary. The roundness of the lily is balanced against a freshwater aquatic base and a zingy sharp note of green papaya, combining to form something that’s cool, clean and refreshing. In other words, this is a floral perfume for people who don’t care for florals. Perfect for me!
Amazonian Wild Lily has very gentle silage, ideal for folks who prefer to keep their fragrance personal and unobtrusive. The staying power of the EDT isn’t particularly remarkable, fading to the merest memory of scent within a couple of hours. Funnily enough though, I’m not particularly concerned about it being such a light perfume because I’ve been using it as a refreshing spritz every now and then rather than a workhorse all-day fragrance. I’ve mentally slotted it into the same scent-style slot I associate with things like Demeter fragrances – light, short-lived blasts of scent to revive the senses, but not linger past their welcome.
Amazonian Wild Lily also comes in a perfume oil that’s slightly warmer smelling and lasts longer on the skin, as well as a shower gel and body lotion to layer up the fragrance and deliver a long-lasting scent.
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